Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday-Happy Birthday

Today we are celebrating my daughters sixth birthday. I still can't get over the fact that she is already six years old! I swear it was just yesterday she was a little toddler walking around with her bouncy curls and giggling all the time. Not much has changed in the last few years, well she is very tall which is funny because when she was a toddler we were all convinced she was going to be itty bitty like her Grandma because she was so short. I guess she just wanted to prove us wrong on that one. She has lost her curls :( but she has the most gorgeous blond locks and while she is not a fan of pony tails she loves to have her hair done "princess style". She is still a bouncy giggly happy little girl with a big heart and such a fun personality.
What would a Wordless Wednesday be without some pictures, and in honor of my daughters birthday I wanted to share some photos of her from the last six years Mantha12.jpg

Happy Birthday baby girl!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quick & Simple Lemon Chicken

I am all about making dinner time about spending time with family instead of slaving over the stove. So when it comes to creating dinner I like to create recipes that are simple yet satisfying to the pallet. Last night was yet another successful quick and simple dinner, Lemon Chicken.

Simple Lemon Chicken

Four chicken breasts
Half an onion, sliced
One tablespoon garlic
Olive oil (one turn around the pan)
Cayenne pepper
One lemon

Season chicken with salt, pepper and cayenne (to taste)
Cook chicken on medium high heat for four minutes on each side
Add slice onions and garlic 
Cover and cook for ten minutes on medium to low heat 
Uncover and reduce sauce by turning heat up (approximately five minutes) 
Add juice of one lemon

And there you have it, in under thirty minutes you have a healthy delicious meal to serve to your family all while spending less time in the kitchen and more time with those you love. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Samsung Galaxy SIII my final review

There are two things that stick out higher then anything about the Samsung Galaxy SIII that I absolutely love. I have talked about them before but I think they are so fabulous I just have to talk about them again.

The navigation app. Why does this app make it above all the other apps? Simple. Safety first people. Do you know how dangerous it is to drive and look down at your phone for directions. Not only are you glancing away from the road but you are having to read directions, look at maps and try and figure out if you're actually going the right way which means you're not "just glancing" anymore. You are taking your focus off the road and on to your phone. I could talk about how dangerous this is until my face turns blue but some wont listen unless they have the unfortunate experience themselves of what can happen when they are no longer fully paying attention to driving. My suggestion? Use the navigation app with voice command and make sure you turn the volume up! If you have never used the navigation app don't fret it is easy to access. Simply go into your google maps app. There are two ways to proceed from here.

1. Enter in your destination first, select driving and when your map comes up select the arrow/nav icon on the bottom right of your screen, a window will pop up asking you to complete the action with two options. Navigation or VZ Navigator, select navigation.

2. Next to maps on the top left select the pull down button and directly select navigation from there. With this option you can either speak in your destination or type it out. Again a window will pop up asking if you want navigation or vzw navigation. Now make sure in the menu option that you have the voice turned on or it will not speak your directions. One you have that all set up turn your volume all the way up and set your phone down. From here every thing is hands free and you are good and safe to go.

Now on to the second thing that stands out...speed. I never thought there would be a day when I had to worry about the speed of a phone or that it would even be that important to me. Welcome to the digital age now please take a number and wait your turn for your phone to access the internet, Facebook, Twitter, take a photo, etc etc.
Yeah not really what anyone wants to deal with right? The Samsung Galaxy SIII (don't laugh) has lighting fast speeds. Not once have I had to wait around for a connection or for a page to "think". Every time I have used this phone whatever application I was running has come up instantly. I also have not had any applications crash or suddenly freeze while in use. One thing to help keep your phone running smoothly, as well as to extend the battery life, is to make sure you close your applications when you are finished with them.

And there you have it. My top two favorite things about this phone. If you have a Samsung Galaxy SIII I would love to hear what your favorite things about this phone are!

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